Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Agitators, Anarchists, and Antifa plan to gather outside the White House in Lafayette Square in mid-September, 50 days before the Presidential Election in November. In a "tactical briefing" from one of the organizers, The Blackspot Collective, "The Occupy anniversary arrives September 17th, 2020. And it may be the perfect day to trigger another global big-bang moment — a massive collective action of the sweetest kind of disobedience."
The message goes on to say, "It’s time again for dramatic, decisive action. Which is why, beginning September 17th, in the original and enduring spirit of Occupy, we and tens of thousands of our fellow citizens will stream into Lafayette Square, in Washington. D.C. "
If past actions are in any way indicative of future potential, then these "peaceful protests" may quickly devolve into riots. There is no doubt that Black Bloc "protesters" will arrive in full riot gear, armed with molotov cocktails, explosives and other weapons, ready to do battle with police and government forces. The ever-increasing violent rhetoric from these Leftist radicals indicates that they are willing and ready to engage in armed conflict.
According to one radical arm of the movement who publishes an anarchist-inspired website called crimethinc.com, violence is necessary and unavoidable (emphasis mine). "Say You Want an Insurrection[?] So do we—a total break with domination and hierarchy in all their forms, involving an armed uprising if need be. Until that’s possible, we’ll settle for recurring clashes in which to develop our skills, find comrades, and emphasize the gulf between ourselves and our oppressors."
Have no illusions. As we approach the election this November, there will be a sharp increase in the number of violent protests across the country. These protests could easily devolve into firefights between armed insurrectionists and government forces. If they don't like the outcome of the election, God help us. Such activities may lead to a new civil war.